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Five Steps to Cutting the Financial Umbilical Cord

One of the biggest impediments standing in the way of retirement for today’s baby boomers is their children.  Everyone knows that cost of raising a kid is high, but what’s holding many parents back is the cost of their kid even after they are...

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Prioritizing Your Retirement Needs, Part II
5 Basic Tips for Creating a Solid Retirement Plan

You know what the picture is supposed to look like: You spend your whole life on the job, working toward…

5 Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Retirement Income

If you’re a working American born anytime between 1946 and 1991, the research, analysis and more importantly, the five straightforward…

Realistic Retirement: Leveraging expectations with reality

Our culture builds a certain degree of optimism around the concept of retirement—people always “can’t wait until they can retire”…

Eating the Estate Planning Elephant… One Bite at a Time, Part II

You may have been cohabitating with your proverbial estate planning elephant for some time now, but if the first part…

Eating the Estate Planning Elephant… One Bite at a Time, Part I

No one wants to look at it, no one even wants to think about it, yet there it looms —…

Borrowing From Your 401(k): A Financial Sin

When we put money into our retirement accounts we do so for a specific purpose: retirement. All the money you…

Should You Put Your Kids’ Education ahead of Your Retirement?

If you’re like most parents, you want nothing more than to provide your children with a college education. Some have…

What the Heck Is a Reverse Mortgage?

Lately, you’ve likely noticed a glut of television, radio and even Web advertisements — many of them featuring well-known actors…

Living Apart, Together?

Retirement comes with myriad decisions – most made jointly with a significant other, and while these decisions have been years…

How to Plan Your Estate as a Cohabitating Couple

Estate planning can seem like a long, uphill battle to a land that is optimistically distant.  No one likes to…

Protecting Your Identity

Identity theft.  They say that in this world there is now one degree of separation between any individual and someone…